Contractors are set to start a four-week replacement of the railings on Monday.

Work will begin on Monday to replace the railings on Appledore Quay.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s cabinet member for highways and flood prevention, said: “The like-for-like replacement will maintain the character of the village.

“It follows a consultation with local groups and the railing design has been chosen by the community as the most fitting to compliment the function of the port and beautiful riverside vistas.”

County councillor for Northam, Andrew Eastman, added: “I am pleased that after two years and following discussions with the community the railings will be replaced.

“I am very happy with the design and they will enhance Appledore’s magnificent quay.”

DCC contractors will work from 8am till 7pm for four weeks on the replacement, weather permitting.

The work is being carried out by Devon County Council contractors South West Highways and Street Furnishings Limited.